Our top gift picks this Mother’s Day
Favourite child status in the bag
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / April 30 2021
Life-bearers, multi-taskers and nurturers – our mums wear a veritable wardrobe of different hats catering to the needs of their loved ones.
So this Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate the women who bestowed the gift of life upon us by allowing them to hang up said hats and kick up their feet for a solid 24 hours of relaxation.
We’re gravitating towards luxe picks that make mum feel like the queen she is, AKA exxy lippy options, richly restorative beauty routines, elegant olfactory offerings, and cutting edge skin tech.
Here are our top gift picks for mum this Mother’s Day.
Sunday Riley Superstars Kit vol. 1
Let's be real: our mums deserve everything and more. So why choose a single formula for her to sample when you could pick up this versatile kit of Sunday Riley's skin care all-stars? If tone and texture-related qualms top her concern list, it's got her routine sorted with a lactic acid exfoliating serum, a pro-strength retinol topical, a radiance-revealing vit-C blend, and a caffeine-enriched de-puffing eye cream all in the mix. Just be sure to also gift her with some advice re: the ingredients that don't play well together, and she'll be made in the shade (and glowing like the sun).
GIORGIO ARMANI Lip Maestro Midi Liquid Lipstick Set
Treat mum to this collection of high-impact reds. The handy slimline midi-size makes the creamy, velvet-matte lipsticks the perfect pick for her handbag. And with a selection of bright, true and deep red shades to choose from, there’s a hue to keep her lip wardrobe on point regardless of the season.
The Beauty Fridge
If your mum is anything like ours, then she’s probably hoarding skin care like there’s no tomorrow. Keep her haul fresh for longer with a beauty fridge like this unit, which offers a neat 6Ls of chilled skin care storage. It’s a smaller op than your traditional beauty fridge, making it a great space saver if your mum doesn't have the room for a beefier option in her bathroom.
Olaplex N.0+N.3+N.4+N.5 Pack
Give mum the gift of good hair this Mother’s Day with this restorative haircare routine that includes a bond building treatment, hair perfector, and shampoo and conditioner that promotes bond maintenance. Mum can look forward to revitalised, soft strands, out of this world shine and a wealth of incoming compliments.
D.S. & DURGA Jazmin Yucatan EDP
This unexpected floral fragrance is inspired by the jungles of Mexico and is the perfect pick to spice up your mum’s signature scent. Passion flower, bergamot and clove are blended with the soft floral note of jazmín yucateco for a botanical olfactory experience with richness and depth.
FOREO BEAR mini App-connected Microcurrent Facial Device
Get mum to relax with this oh-so-cute at-home facial device that utilises microcurrent technology to tone and tighten skin, promoting a smoother, firmer and more youthful-looking appearance. App-optimised, this little guy can be hooked up to your phone via bluetooth for a customisable course of T-Sonic™ pulsations. Plus, with the addition of Anti-Shock System™ technology, this pick measures your skin’s resistance to electricity, ensuring safe at-home use every time.
Lancôme Absolue Rich Cream Mother's Day Set
Decadent skin care is on the menu this Mother’s Day. This 4-step system includes an indulgent, regenerative moisturiser, soothing oil-in-gel cleanser to scrub away makeup, dirt and impurities, as well as a rose essence toner to balance and refine skin, and an anti-fatigue eye cream. Whew, her skin won’t know what hit it.
Kérastase Blond Absolu Fondant Duo
Much like being a mum, looking after blonde hair is a full-time occupation, so if your mum has been slogging away taking care of you as well as her shiny colour, cut her some slack by sending this sweet little gift set her way. Complete with the Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Ultra-Violet Shampoo and Kérastase Blond Absolu Cicaflash Fondant Conditioner, this godsend for blonde-haired individuals tones strands for that covetable cool-toned, non-brassy blonde we’re all after. Still not sold? This is what our Review Crew® had to say when they tried the Blond Absolu range for themselves.
Clinique Supercharged Skin, Your Way Set
If you haven’t yet had the chance to try the genius Clinique iD customisable hydrators, then you have not lived. This set has been carefully curated to cater to skin that needs a serious glow boost, making it the perfect pick for new mum’s in need of a complexion pick-me-up (nighttime feeds amiright ladies?) Plus, with the addition of the brand’s Vitamin C Renewing Powder Cleanser and cult Moisture Surge Eye™ 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate it’ll be hard to tell you’ve missed out on any sleep at all.
Vilhelm Parfumerie Morning Chess Eau De Parfum
Inspired by the memory of morning’s playing chess in lush green landscapes, this delightful olfactory blend takes cues from the promise of winter days with notes that smooth the transition between the evergreen crispness of summer to the cooler months. Think a warm, delicious cocktail of bergamot, tuscan leather, galbanum, patchouli, and black amber. Heaven.
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift The Plumping Giftset
No matter your age, when it comes to skin-plumping goodness, nothing beats a bit of hyaluronic acid. This supercharged HA+ range from budget-friendly OG’s L’Oreal Paris will give mum her best skin; we’re talking a plumped, bouncy complexion and a minimisation of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, with the addition of a luxe-feel gua sha, mum can treat herself to a lymphatic drainage massage that’ll keep her cheekbones and that jawline looking sharp AF.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.